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Devin Runner Up in Young Horticulturalist of the Year

November 12, 2018
We'd like to congratulate Devin Westley for his outstanding performance throughout the Young Horticulturalist of the Year 2018. He was placed second overall and won several awards awards on the night, taking home over $13,000 in prizes. Devin Westley is an extraordinary young man with a huge passion for his work as a nurseryman and innovator in the industry. Southern Woods and NZ Plant Producers’ Industry are delighted with his placing as New Zealand Young Horticulturalist. Devin achieved an overall second...
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Devin Wins NZPPI 2018 Young Achiever

July 2, 2018
The Southern Woods team would like to congratulate Devin Westley, who was named NZPPI 2018 Young Achiever at this week’s NZ Plant Producers conference in Rotorua. Up against three finalists from across New Zealand, he competed in a series of written and practical challenges, testing a wide variety of skills across the horticultural sector. "It was a great experience! I got to meet other young passionate horticulturalists and test my skills against them. The challenges have given me some excellent...
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New Nursery Entrance

July 4, 2017
With the ongoing Southern Motorway Stage 2 development, Southern Woods now has a new entrance off Robinsons road. Our new physical address is 1002 Robinsons Road, on the corner of SH1 You can find all the details at our dedicated webpage here.
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Tom Places 2nd in Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition

November 24, 2015
We'd like to congratulate Tom Ferguson for his stellar effort in this year's competition, placing second overall. Tom wins a $5,500 Massey University study scholarship, $750 worth of ICL Specialty Fertiliser products and $100 NZ Horticultural magazine subscription for one year. Tom also won the Bayer Best Practice Award, winning a $2500 scholarship, and placed third in the The AGMARDT Market Innovation Project , taking home $1500 cash. In his own words: Competing in Young Horticulturalist was an amazing experience....
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Tom wins 2015 NGINZ Young Achiever Award

August 11, 2015
We're proud to announce our own Tom Ferguson as the winner of the 2015 National NGINZ Young Achiever Award. Tom wins a $3000 trip for two to the 2016 Melbourne Flower Show and will go on to represent the nursery industry in this year's Young Horticulturalist competition in Auckland. "I had the pleasure of representing Southern Woods Nursery at the 2015 Young Achiever competition. Taking part allowed me to meet a wide range of industry leaders and experience a different part...
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Farm Planting - A success Story

January 16, 2015
For many of our rural customers, the planting of streams & waterways has become an especially important topic in recent years. Luckily, there's plenty of help at hand for those looking to take on such a project. Here at Southern Woods, we work with many organisations looking to improve water quality and bio-diversity - for projects large and small. Roger & Francie Taylor's planting in Coalgate is one such project, a private plantout with help from organisations including Whakaora te Waihora,...
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